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Digital transformation is key to survival in aerospace & defense

Eric Bernardini, global leader of the A&D division at AlixPartners, discusses why the A&D industry cannot afford to be complacent in the face of an increasingly dynamic business environment. Being ‘future ready’ is essential to cutting costs and driving growth in an industry undergoing profound change

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The battle for the US$114bn MRO market

James Elliott from IFS explains that as airlines start to focus on serving their passengers and optimizing the customer experience, they are also looking to outsource one of their biggest cost areas – the maintenance of aircraft. And this is opening up huge opportunities for service providers…

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21,000 aircraft will have IFC by 2026 – if challenges are addressed

Almost four in ten commercial aircraft around the world could be equipped to provide passengers with inflight wi-fi by the end of 2018. However, there are several hurdles that could prevent installations, which must be overcome and/or avoided, says Daniel Welch from market intelligence company, Valour Consultancy

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Will runways become ruins?

Millennials are often labelled as ‘entitled snowflakes’, glued to their screens and expecting the good life on a silver platter. However, this generation’s habits may be the key disruptor to improve air travel experiences. Extreme change is on the horizon that will make airports as we know them virtually unrecognizable – if not extinct, say Stephen Symons and Alex Heather from Aurecon

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So how successful was Farnborough International Airshow 2018?

Firm orders from Farnborough Airshow may be low but the year has a long way to go. Dr Stuart Hatcher, COO at global consulting firm IBA, and Mike Yeomans, head of valuations, examine the outcomes in the narrow and widebody sectors and observe a surge in orders for regional jets as the market reacts to pent-up demand

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Finding profitability in IFC

IFC solutions take-up on the rise but the right balance
is yet to be found for a profitable business model, says Florent Rizzo, senior consultant at Euroconsult

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